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Enhancing agricultural eco-friendly practices in the Eastern Partnership countries

Promoting Green Deal Readiness in the Eastern Partnership Countries (PROGRESS)

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  • Commissioning Party

    German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV)

  • Lead executing agency


  • Overall term

    2023 to 2028

  • Other Stakeholders

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Institute of Economics and Forecasting of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (IEF), European Business Association (EBA) Moldova, Regional Environmental Centre for the Caucasus (REC Caucasus)

  • Products and expertise

    Rural development


The European Green Deal plays a crucial role in shaping future climate and environmental policies within the European Union (EU) and has a notable impact on economic relations with the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries. The “Farm to Fork Strategy” in the Green Deal emphasises the urgent need for a long-term food system, placing agriculture at its core.

Despite the efforts made by EaP countries to reform their economies, practical challenges persist in demonstrating eco-friendly development. To tackle this, EaP countries must accelerate the introduction of smart agricultural practices and of decarbonisation measures in industry. There is a need to expand knowledge on green technologies, enhance strategic capabilities, and gradually align regulatory frameworks with EU standards and requirements of the European Green Deal.


Farmers and businesses in the EaP countries have increasingly invested in climate-oriented, resilient and eco-friendly practices and technologies along their production pathways.


The project pursues its aims by:

Policy Action: Collaborating with policy makers in EaP countries to establish evidence-based national policies and frameworks that drive climate-oriented, durable, and green economic development.

Business Action: Assisting farmers and businesses in creating concrete measures that support climate-focused, resilient and environmentally conscious economic growth in agriculture and the specific stages of producing related goods.

Community Action: Ensuring citizens benefit from eco-friendly economic measures through local and national awareness campaigns.

Green Finance Action: Improving access to environmentally responsible financial services by assisting public or private financial providers, farmers and enterprises in developing their financial management skills.

Last update: December 2023